Mass General HomePost Doctoral Division

The Post Doctoral Division (PDD) within the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD), a branch of the Center for Faculty Development (CFD), was created to serve as the “home” for MGH post-docs during their post-graduate training to create a more cohesive environment that will complement their academic training experience, and help them prepare for career opportunities.


The PDD, Post Doctoral Division, addresses the specific needs and career advancement of the research fellows at MGH. Areas of emphasis for this office are to:

  • Provide programming for career advancement, professional development, networking and work life balance.
  • Enhance awareness of, and compliance with, the MGH Post-Doc Policy, including its exception policy.
  • Act as central point of contact for post-doc fellows regarding information, resources, and issues.
  • Ensure the Annual Career Planning discussion takes place (and that the form is completed).
  • Facilitate orientation sessions for newly-arrived post-docs to familiarize them with the MGH.
  • Provide individual counseling, advice and support.

GSD/PDD Advisory Board

The GSD/PDD Advisory Council is comprised of senior faculty members and hospital leadership who meet twice a year to provide oversight and review GSD and PDD priorities and activities. Members include:
Members include:

Mark Albers, MD, PhD
Galit Alter, PhD
Thilo Deckersbach, PhD
David Fisher, MD, PhD
Marcia Goldberg, MD
Bettina Hoeppner, PhD

Jacob M Hooker, PhD
Rakesh Jain, PhD
Robert Kingston, PhD
David Langenau, PhD
Donna Lawton, MS
Vamsi Mootha, M.D.
Mohammad Motamedi, PhD
Andrea McClatchey, PhD
Ebru Oral, PhD
Tony Rosenzweig, MD
Khalid Shah, PhD
Jack Szostak, PhD
Ralph Weissleder, MD, PhD

PDD Committee

The PDD Committee is comprised of post-doc fellows who meet three to four times a year to take a more active role to help identify needs, as well as to design and implement activities.
Members Include:

William Foulsham, MD
Marcia Goldberg, MD
Donna Lawton, MS
E. Leonardo Martinez Salazar, MD
Cameron McAlpine, PhD
MD Nurunnabi, PhD
Asli Sahin, PhD
Viviana Siless, PhD
Tribhuwan Yadav, PhD
Graduate Student DivisionPost Doctoral Division Center for Faculty Development Office for Women's Careers Office for Research Career Development